Mediation

Ellie K. Vilendrer is a Martindale Hubbell AV-rated attorney, experienced in corporate, intellectual property, data privacy, and employment law matters. With a background as a former tech company co-founder, she is the ideal mediator for a wide variety of business disputes, workplace conflict, and team dysfunction.

Ellie Vilendrer is frequently invited to speak for national audiences on the topics of negotiation strategy and entrepreneurship. Demonstrating she can put theory to practice, Ms. Vilendrer achieved the best outcome in a scored negotiation among 60 professional negotiators from around the world in 2015. She is currently conducting a first-of-its-kind national study on dispute resolution to help disputants reach more valuable resolutions.

Ms. Vilendrer has spent hundreds of hours of studying and training in the field of negotiations and mediation, including executive training at Harvard. Her family’s award-winning video promoting peace, Nurturing the Seeds of Peace, was broadcasted at the United Nations on November 6, 2019. Ms. Vilendrer is a member of the Dispute Resolution sections of the American Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Minnesota State Bar Association. She is a Qualified Neutral, Rule 114 Minnesota General Rules of Practice and member of ArbitralWomen. She is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and co-author of the privacy law chapter in the Representing the Ongoing Business Deskbook, 3rd Edition (2019, Minnestoa CLE).

Ms. Vilendrer uses a hybrid evaluative/facilitative model to mediate. She is committed to providing parties with a valuable mediation experience in which participants can communicate their view points in a safe and respectful environment. She understands the nuances and complexities which underpin disputes and has a genuine desire to help parties not only reach a lasting agreement, but also improve relationships. As an open-minded, culturally competent, and compassionate mediator, she takes pride in providing a truly neutral space for parties to explore areas of beneficial resolution.

We mediate a wide-range of business disputes, regionally, nationally, and internationally. An example of the business disputes we mediate includes business owner disputes, employee-employer disputes, investor disputes, intellectual property disputes, and breach of contract cases.

We also mediate disputes arising from cybersecurity incidents and high-profile data breaches. An experienced privacy lawyer, Co-Author of Privacy Law Primer (chapter in Representing the Ongoing Business Deskbook, 3rd Edition): Minnestoa CLE (2019), Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US), and member of International Association of Privacy Professionals, Ellie Vilendrer is well versed in a plethora of complex laws regarding the safeguarding of sensitive data.

We offer online mediation through Zoom, complete with private breakout rooms. We follow the Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators. Unlike most ADR providers, we don’t charge administrative fees.

Many people have used our online course on negotiation best practices to prepare for their negotiations and mediations.

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  • Patricia Maya
    Thank you for one of the most insightful and helpful talks, I have ever experienced! You are such an inspiration.
    Patricia Maya
  • Frances Tang
    I recently attended an event where Ellie was on the panel, and she was by far my favorite speaker! Not only was she extremely clear and eloquent, she was a wealth of useful information, advice, and amazing statistics. Her background and experience give her a very valuable perspective, and I look forward to hearing her speak again.
    Frances Tang
  • Mary Cullen
    Ellie Vilendrer’s teaching on negotiation is in the class of excellence with the authors of Getting to Yes and Never Split the Difference. Ms. Vilendrer’s Negotiation webinar is sophisticated, practical, and insightful and her teaching and presentation skills are among the best.  You will be so glad you watched this webinar and you will want more.
    Mary Cullen
    Former Assistant General Counsel of Global Litigation and Dispute Resolution at 3M
  • Robert McKasson
    I've found Ellie Vilendrer's trainings to be 'head and shoulders' above what the industry usually provides. She provides useable and clear ways of implementing the unique information provided to her clients. Her visual aids, along with explanations make the information understandable and usable. I've never attended a training which comes close to her expertise.
    Robert McKasson
  • Charles A. Horowitz
    Outstanding!  Really impressive, full of useful information.  Nice balance of the conceptual and practical.  I’ll make sure to recommend it to others.
    Charles A. Horowitz
    Attorney at Law